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Sandy Creek Nature Center, Athens

#3 of 7 in Parks in Athens
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Sandy Creek Nature Center is a regional leader in environmental education. Walk-in visitors can enjoy our trails and natural history exhibits. Programs are available for families, school groups, scout troops, homeschoolers, and other groups. Public programming is offered for a variety of ages and on a wide range of topics. We also operate a 7-week American Camp Association- accredited day camp each summer.

In 2012, Sandy Creek Nature Center completed a major expansion funded by SPLOST and community partnership dollars. Over 4,000 square feet were added to the Education & Visitor Center, including new exhibits and a planetarium.
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  • This was an unexpected nice surprise: plenty of parking, free admission, not crowded, science-based experience. The grounds are beautifully kept. It began to rain so we didn't get to enjoy the...  more »
  • The hiking paths are well-marked. We enjoyed getting to hike to the old log cabin & pond. My kids loved getting to see a variety of birds & insects. We were sad the visitor's center is still...  more »
  • Very cool place! The kids really enjoy it! There are many cool things to do at the Nature Center. They have a little educational hike that you can take the kids on and many little educational stations for them to learn about the different regions of Georgia. My kids went here as a part a field trip for a summer camp, but I think it would even be fun to come to when its just you and your kids!
  • Sandy creek nature center is very appreciated and loved by our family. This is such a wonderful place for kids. Always so clean, and nice employees and volunteers. Thank you for all that you do.

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